SAM Soccer Discovery Cup
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Lightning Detection & AED's

For the safety of its patrons, the Maryland SoccerPlex utlizes the following:

WeatherBug Lightning Detection System

The purpose of this system is to protect patrons using the facility when under the threat of dangerous storms.

Sensors and a weather station have been installed on the roof of the Discovery Sports Center. When a lightning strike has occurred within ten (10) miles of the Maryland SoccerPlex, the following will occur:

  • Horns on the roof will sound for 15 seconds
  • The 15-second blast indicates ALL patrons must immediately go to their cars
  • Even if you do not see lightning, do not ignore this signal
  • When there has been no lightning strike within ten (10) miles for a continuous 15 minute period, the horns will blast three (3) times, each blast is five (5) seconds 
  • You may return to the field after the three (3) shorter blasts have sounded


An automated external defibrillator (or AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a person. 

There are six (6) devices installed at the complex in the following locations:

  • Inside the Discovery Sports Center, directly across from the front desk (next to the trophy case)
  • One in each satellite restroom building (Comfort Stations 1-4)
  • One attached to the pole on the scoreboard at the Stadium field

Click here to learn how to use the MD SoccerPlex AED's.

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